On 30 August 2017, West Bromwich Albion completed the loan signing of Grzegorz Krychowiak from Paris Saint-Germain.
At the time, Tony Pulis had managed to pull off arguably one of the biggest coups of that summer transfer window by bringing the Poland international to The Hawthorns.
Having joined the Ligue One side a year earlier, things had not worked out for him in France under Unai Emery, which led to him arriving at The Baggies.
Fans were understandably shocked and surprised over the deal as many had felt Krychowiak was a huge name and would have attracted interest from other sides.
However, plenty of them were delighted with the signing and took to Twitter to announce their delight with the acquisition…
it still hasn't kicked in that we signed krychowiak
— M̵a̷t̵t̵h̸e̶w̶ (@WBA_Matthew) August 30, 2017
Krychowiak and Gibbs, great signings for @WBA. Not sure how we have acquired Krychowiak but I'm not complaining!
— Spencer (@Huge_Gorilla26) August 30, 2017
Wow, we've stepped it up big time with Krychowiak signing, Gibbs isn't bad either, great recruitment this window – Hopefully be good season.
— Steven Butler (@StevieB_WBA) August 30, 2017
Gibbs & Krychowiak the same day
This is the 1st time since pulis took charge I’ve felt positive & like we’re trying to move forward #wba
— Andy Leeman (@AndyLeeman91) 30 August 2017
I bet your not as delighted as me pal WELCOME
— Daniel Roberts (@theaceface1) 30 August 2017
Welcome to the Albion mate,u can help us push top 8 imo me mon, top top player,fans r very happy to have u here mate
— Stuart Hunt (@huntywbafc) 30 August 2017
But, fast-forward to the present day, and the 28-year-old is now out on loan at Lokomotiv Moscow, whilst West Brom are in the Championship.
Things obviously did not go to plan for Krychowiak at The Hawthorns, as the Baggies struggled to get to grips with the rest of the competition in the Premier League.
The Poland international made 31 appearances across all competitions for the Midlands outfit in a season that saw Pulis, Alan Pardew and Darren Moore all have spells as manager at some point, with the latter still in charge.
In fact, under Moore, he only managed to get a handful of minutes as he continued to fail to impress with his performances.
For a player that would have brought so much promise to the club, fans will have been disappointed that he turned into a huge flop.
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